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    Someone else showed up on my background check

    i applied for a job and had to go through a company called HireRight.
    I requested a copy of all info.
    I noticed someone else's name on my record which i couldn't make any sense out of.

    i hired a background clerk to look into it.
    it looks like one of our unrequested inhabitants from south of the border used my Social Security number when he was arrested.
    a fingerprint scan was proof this is a different person.

    the record shows a different name and a different birth date.

    it looks like it's been on my record since 2006.
    how much effect this has had on my employment is unknown.




    The Justice Department filed a complaint on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission alleging that HireRight violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to verify the accuracy of the background checks, give consumers copies of the background checks or investigate disputes regarding incorrect information appearing on the background checks. More specifically, one of the practices the FTC alleged that the HireRight did was including expunged criminal offenses on background checks or reporting the same offense multiple times on the report. This caused some consumers’ criminal history to look more extensive than it actually was. As a result, many consumers were denied employment or benefits due to the inaccurate information. In this economy it is difficult to secure employment and having incorrect information appear on the background check makes it that much more difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfstrike View Post
    i applied for a job and had to go through a company called HireRight.
    I requested a copy of all info.
    I noticed someone else's name on my record which i couldn't make any sense out of.

    i hired a background clerk to look into it.
    it looks like one of our unrequested inhabitants from south of the border used my Social Security number when he was arrested.
    a fingerprint scan was proof this is a different person.

    the record shows a different name and a different birth date.

    it looks like it's been on my record since 2006.
    how much effect this has had on my employment is unknown.
    Well this is disturbing. Looking for new employment myself and they said they where going to run a background check on me as well. Wonder what they saw now.

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    I would contact the lawyer who is filing against HireRight, as there is no doubt such a person mounting a class action.

    I would also distribute docs to all companies to which you have applied and get on the record with your discovery, explaining on the situation page one just as you explained it to us.
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    That is really scary. Sounds like you have a pretty good plan in place to get things straightened out though.

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    That's terrible. Good luck with clearing it up!

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    Now the question is, how did this undesireable piece of $hit get your SSN?
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    I had this done, and a really famous dude by the name of Jesus showed up on mine...said he was from a town called Nazareth in Galilee.
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    This is just another example of the effects illegal immigrants have on legal, law abiding citizens.
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    And the sad part is because we live in socialistic country where supposedly private info is entered into databases. Computers do not forget, ever. Cloud computing will only exacerbate the problems. And, these people are taught how to victimize and take advantage of. I've got a surreal story of how my HIPPA rights were trashed.
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    Problem with SSN's are until the last 10 years they were used for everything from employee ID's to Drivers License numbers. I can remember back in the 80's the local PD would tell people to put them on personal property like TV's, bicycles and other items that were frequently stolen.
    There are also records like death/birth which can be searched and found without a whole lot of effort on the net. I recently was looking for my father's SSN, been deceased since 82 and came across a huge searchable database and it only took 15 minutes. I also came across his name and it was listed in a town not far from me but the SSN was listed as possible fraudulent and he has never been within 1000 miles of here. Scarey stuff.
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    When you get your taxes done choose the mom and pop operation. And there computer should not even be connected to the NET. All you need is one crooked employee in a doctors office. I beleive obama made it where everybody gets a free credit report once a year that will always tell you if your Compromised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfstrike View Post
    i applied for a job and had to go through a company called HireRight.
    I requested a copy of all info.
    I noticed someone else's name on my record which i couldn't make any sense out of.

    i hired a background clerk to look into it.
    it looks like one of our unrequested inhabitants from south of the border used my Social Security number when he was arrested.
    a fingerprint scan was proof this is a different person.

    the record shows a different name and a different birth date.

    it looks like it's been on my record since 2006.
    how much effect this has had on my employment is unknown.

    I think mistakes like this are more common than one would think, it happens to me more than not it seems. I would think the company you are applying to would give you a chance to straighten it out if they had an interest in you. If not it would lead me to believe they had no interest in you and I would just straighten the records out and move on. If that is the only reason for them not wanting you, you are better off not working there. JMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zartangreen View Post
    I beleive obama made it where everybody gets a free credit report once a year that will always tell you if your Compromised.
    This is another belief of the low information voter...

    Here is the information. Barack Obama was about 9 years old, so that was a big accomplishment for the social justice messiah.

    \http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Credit_Reporting_Act
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